@Peaceful_411 What Lansky had landed on - and put at the core of contemporary organized crime - was the power of vice.
When laws made something illegal that people couldn't help from wanting, the opportunity for demand is exponential. Anyone willing to step into that opportunity... /1
@Peaceful_411 2/ And OWN the supply, wins.
In the business of vice, the control points are not only over product acquisition & distribution, but over law enforcement (from cops to judges to politicians who make the laws).
In the era of prohibition, this was an easy win...
@Peaceful_411 3/ Many in LE saw prohibition for what it was - bullsh*t. Getting paid off & looking the other way was an OK choice. Then folks started getting murdered, the money started overflowing, & things got very real.
Sides were drawn.
The biz of vice could be crushed or evolve...
2/ I was remembering my favorite profile on Lansky - given by his life partner from the waist up, Luciano.
Lansky was always reading. He consumed literature of all kinds, in at least two languages. When he and Luciano were very young and starting their bootlegging empire...
3/ Lansky took a deep dive into Taussig's 1915 "Making Profits."
"Charlie, there's something very important in this book for us."
Luciano clapped back that he didn't need Meyer to quote "library books" to him.
"Will you please, for God's sake, listen..." Meyer said...
WHY did Mark Burnett deny, conceal (and possibly destroy) those tapes? Layers of reasons.
A prominent one being protecting his Christian brand, so that he could launch a massive media endeavor ONE WEEK after 2016 election.
Mark Burnett cannot afford to have his Christian brand exposed as a fraud. Not for his business empire & not in his inner circle - which I personally watched him slither around, drooling, until he finally got in. In that circle - at the top - are good people with integrity.../1
2/ Who accepted Burnett in, because they too believed that he was a good person. He used his "faith" regularly with them, wielding it in a gooped-up, Tony Robbins way to spread positivity and support within that circle. Offering friendship. Accepting their friendship in return...
What was Mark Burnett doing in 2000, partnering with the Russian state on a project?
Why wouldn't he choose to partner with the US on a project? We have space stations. Why not us? Why the Russians?
Omg. Does Mark Burnett know Putin? hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/mark…
Yeah. On that...
If you're an attorney building an IP theft case for your client against liars and thieves, one would assume that you would look into a history of lying and thieving. Especially, where it's easily discoverable in past lawsuits & investigations.
2/ Let's give this response a re-read, with that context. Some careful lawyer language here. Again, I'm unpacking, not attacking. Avenatti did very well by his client. And I am on his side. I don't care for thieves, especially idea thieves.
3/ Likely, a % of his client's settlement was an ownership piece in The Apprentice, of which Avenatti might also share.
My Qs for everyone in that lawsuit (incl. network) remains:
Exactly how much has been long-known about the fraud that was The Apprentice...
It's time to listen to this again, and not the part that has been played over and over again. Because "both sides" is a distraction. Listen to the beginning. Listen to the first minute - when he presses the pool to define the "alt-right" wapo.st/2i3jnud
He knows exactly who they alt-right are - or, more accurately, WHAT the alt-right is.
Because his people created it.
For the news scribes/outlets who follow, the "Fake News!" bullhorn has an aim, & YOU ARE MISSING IT. It will flank you.
Include an admission to pave the way ahead - or you will be burned to the ground by your own audience, when Mueller lifts Trump's skirt for the world... 1/
2/ The admission goes something like this:
"Aside from the blanket, free coverage we gave Trump during his campaign (and continue to give his thru today), the free press has something more critical for which to atone.
We knew of his long history with organized crime...
3/ "...We've always known. And we failed to bring it to you. Our attempts to do so, if even attempted, were feeble and marginalized by our outlets. We prioritized chasing the shiny object of the moment & worthy "scoops", rather than providing you with the context of his past...
Sat night mob candy for you.
Did you know notorious mobster, Mickey Cohen, & Rev. Billy Graham were in cahoots? Not sure there was a victim here.
Pro-tip for Mob research: read the court filings & summary judicial coverage. They deliver all the goods. 😎 law.justia.com/cases/federal/…
Now, with that info in your bonnet, re-read the LLCs in this offshore leaks dump.
A morning algo thread:
Months & months of using YouTube to track down, play, and thread some of my favorite music has an added benefit: I have trained this dog to serve up some good sh*t all on its own. So, you're getting whatever it's spinning this a.m.
Well, @smerconish brings @DrJillStein on to talk about 3rd party candidates "skewing" elections by siphoning votes - & does NOT question her once about Russia's use of her campaign to do just that.
She is literally being investigated by both Senate & SC. usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
So, as more pours out of little Rick Gates, I have some reminders for you: 1. Paul Manafort's old, close friend is Tom Barrack. 2. Tom Barrack ran Trump's inaugural committee, from which millions are unaccounted. cnn.com/2018/05/05/pol…
3. Rick Gates worked for Tom Barrack in between stint with Trump's campaign to White House, & then further (mysterious) White House work.
4. We know what happened to Gates. And now, we're learning the ins-and-outs of his and Manafort's financial crimes, including tax fraud/ evasion (and soon money-laundering).
So what's been happening with Tom Barrack?
Rising thought of the day:
Maybe decoding @realDonaldTrump means seeing that he does have a doctrine: showcasing & validating for the world every tenant of Kremlin propaganda against the United States.
- THREAD - 1. Through rallies & family separation policy: the UGLY AMERICAN
3. Consider his stupid trade war serves into the narrative that the US is a global, economic parasite. It doesn't matter how many times Trump says the US is getting taken advantage of. The world knows our prosperity & sees a spoiled brat wanting more. reuters.com/article/us-rus…
To be clear, when Gates says he embezzled from Manafort, what he's actually admitting to is embezzling from the Russian mafia.
The mob under-wrote Manafort's work for Yanukovych (& Trump. let's be honest).
Hence, this fear ⬇️ cnn.com/2018/03/01/pol… #NeverFuckWithTheMobsMoney
2/ Serhiy Kurchenko was Yankovych's campaign wallet - the campaign that Manafort-Gates worked for, and the criminality of that work is what is on trial today. unian.info/politics/22801…
3/ Russian mafia money was washed through Manafort. You will hear about Cyprus, BVI, Seychelles offshore accounts. You will hear about dirty real estate deals. You will hear how blood money is laundered.
You will hear the name SEMION MOGILEVICH...
Something to say here to those who work for all the news outlets on which our democracy relies.
THREAD 1/ Many of you, at all levels of the org chart, are aware &/or suspect that our President continues to get assistance/guidance from Russia - just as he did during the campaign.
2/ If you, or anyone at your outlet, received leads/ info from an individual(s) connected to Russia & especially Russian intelligence, during the campaign &/or after - including Roger Stone, and then printed or broadcast a story based on that information/ contact...
3/...you need to prepare for the possibility that those connections btwn your outlet & bad actors are going to be outed, to fulfill and legitimize the President’s “Fake News” assault on our 4th Estate.
He is not a flailing child w/ this attack. Stop telling yourselves that...
I off for a bit. Would like to leave you all with my predominant thought (global "you"):
You simply cannot understand this presidency if you don't understand the world of organized crime.
I don't care how expert you are in your field... /1
2/ If it's not organized crime, you cannot get it. You cannot see it in its entirety.
You will be confused at some point, trying to figure out the "why" behind: his "policies"; his behavior; his lies; his desperation around Mueller; his family relationships; his appointments...;
3/ his money; his business; his cons; his palpable fear.
So, please read about the mob.
Here's a list:
A) Go to the treasury department, DOJ, & FBI website(s), and search for "mafia"; "Cosa Nostra"; "Russian Organized Crime"; "Brother's Circle"; "Transnational Organized Crime"
There's one particular group of people (largely men) who - 1. Use private businesses to launder money 2. Like guns 3. Use women & sex to compromise/entrap/blackmail 4. Get popped for tax evasion & bank fraud 5. Spend a fortune on clothing 6. Have ridiculous hair
7. Sing "My Way" to celebrate important moments 8. Are incredibly sexist and racist in their euphemisms and ideas 9. Fool around pathologically on their wives 10. Compulsively tear up their paperwork to be sure not to leave a trail 11. Dole out dumb nicknames
12. Use layered LLCs to pay pple off 13. Have fixers 14. Tolerate Rudy Giuliani 15. Are semi-illiterate 16. Demand loyalty 17. Match their daughters 2 son-in-laws that elevate their own position, esp. merging crime families 18. Hate the @FBI 19. Promote conspiracies
So, except for 1 overt instance, I've been silent about what it's like for me behind the scenes, as I expose the global mob.
Mostly, because broadcasting tells one's antagonists just how carefully they're being watched. But, I think they know I know this, so I'll share... /1
2/ My account has been copied in a number of languages - primarily Russian, Arabic, and Mandarin. I've also had my ability to search my own threads through Twitter's search feature disabled. So, I have to search for my threads through a normal browser, using my handle a key word.
3/ I'm pretty decent at remembering &/or keeping track of my threads through other means, so I can stick a key word/phrase + @lincolnsbible into Google and find them (I've also saved links to key threads).
That's the background.
Today, I found a new language...
Would you like to see some of my favorite scenes from the second, great mob war - where the Russian mob rolled up Cosa Nostra?
Okay. Let me THREAD some screenshots, with key highlights, so that you can see the picture clearly...
I warned you this was coming.
There will now be a concerted effort to normalize mobsters - the mafia.
This is gas-lighting. Trump Org is, and always has been, a money-laundering front for organized crime. The same mafia family, whose roots are with Capone. /1
2/ That "family" are the Genovese, Lucky Luciano's group - the mafioso who created contemporary organized crime structure with his partner, Meyer Lansky.
Capone was Luciano's cousin and his eyes inside Cosa Nostra's money hub, The Chicago Outfit.
3/ There would be no Trump Org without the Genovese - and later the Gambinos. Here is the history, and it leads right to Manafort. To Manafort's blood money.
Which is why donald is freaking out beyond all measure.
There are journalists who are hunting Putin's money pot - and the organized crime profits that fill it - who are being assassinated.
This is not conspiracy theory. They are being murdered for hunting the blood money. theguardian.com/world/2018/jul…
So, I have some thoughts for MSM... /1
2/ ... on how they've both FAILED to cover the money, then LUMPED citizen researchers - like myself, who picked up the slack &dug into that blood money pot to expose it - right in with the whacked-out, professional conspiracy theorists who are likely backed by the enemy.
3/ I am gathering those thoughts - figuring out the best way to lay them out and be fair.
Because the "lumping"...? Yeah. That's what will bring down our democracy. And it needs to stop.